3-2-1... we're moving.
There have been a lot of changes brewing for our family lately but I am proud to announce my big career news: Aug 16th I will evolve into a Professor of Commercial Space Operations at +Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach Campus! +Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a fantastic history of contributions to aviation and space and I hope to do my part in the new Spacesuit Lab!
|A photo from one of my visits to ERAU campus. The Wright Flyer next to the observatory and landmark sign, all pointing to soar higher.|
The new job, means moving to a new town for a few reasons. Mainly the commute would be too long and that Teddy and Rafi deserve a yard to run, play, and grow in. We closed on a house in Port Orange on the same day as the NROL-61 launch. Cosmically, when we closed on our condo in Cape Canaveral it was also a launch day (see blog post)! This launch was a cell-phone-camera only launch so I could snap a few moments, but enjoy the launch. Truthfully, the launch was so fast that it was still a blur and then we were off to close on the house. I will especially miss watching (and photographing) launches from our condo against the dark skies of the late night and early morning. We were able to see the 1st land-landing by +SpaceX with a thunderous double sonic boom (video with commentary where I thought it exploded on the ground) and there have been over 56 launches since we moved to Florida (I think I've missed 8? and 1 landing). Thank you to +Space Florida for most of these opportunities!
|The final launch from Chez Condo Kobrick... we actually never named the condo, but are thinking about clever nicknames for the house.|
|Family photo, Teddy is not happy with the noise so he blocked the rocket in the background.|
|Super fast rocket|
|Rafi points with both hands and shows me where the rocket went. Up! Up! Up!|
|The Closer. New house here we come!|
|Thank you Cape Canaveral, hello Port Orange! Thumbs up!|
+United Launch Alliance's awesome video of the NROL-61 launch:
The official stats: